IBM Cluster Systems Management V1.7 extends hardware and operating system support

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-276
November 6, 2007


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(Corrected on November 8, 2007)

In the Hardware requirements section, an APAR number was corrected.

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IBM Cluster Systems Management (CSM) for AIX®, V1.7 adds support for the AIX 6 operating system, and CSM for Linux™ on POWER™, V1.7 now supports the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 operating system.

Hardware support is also updated to include the POWER6™ processor-based BladeCenter® JS22 blade server and includes support for the new IBM Blue Gene®/P Solution. Refer to the Technical requirements section for a complete list of supported hardware.

Other updates to CSM V1.7 include:

  • Enhancements for CSM administrative functions such as dsh utilities and CFM
  • Linux installation enhancements, including DVD support, and the use of remote install servers for Linux diskless installations
  • Enhancements to error and system monitoring and logging
  • Highly Available Management Server (HA MS) at no additional charge

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Planned availability date

November 9, 2007

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
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Reference information

Refer to Software Announcement 207-275 , dated November 6, 2007.


POWER and POWER6 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
AIX, BladeCenter, and Blue Gene are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The following servers are supported:

  • System p™ 570 (POWER6™)
  • System p5™ or System i5™ (POWER5™)
  • System p or System i™ (POWER4™)
  • BladeCenter® (APAR# IZ08386 required for JS22 support)
  • IBM Cluster 1600
  • IBM System Cluster 1350

The following are additional requirements for CSM V1.7:

  • For the management server:
    • A minimum of 512 MB of memory and 250 MB of disk space to install CSM
    • 2.0 GB of disk space for each version of AIX® or Linux™ to be fully installed on the nodes
  • On each managed node:
    • A minimum of 256 MB of memory and 40 MB of disk space to install and run CSM
    • Additional disk space for the base Linux operating system and RPMs, or for the base AIX operating system

CSM HA MS requires two CSM-supported management servers (a primary and a backup) with similar hardware configurations. CSM HA MS also requires a shared disk connected to both management servers and supports the following shared disk hardware models:

  • IBM System Storage™ DS4300
  • IBM System Storage DS4400
  • IBM System Storage DS4500
  • IBM System Storage DS4700
  • IBM SSA Disk

Note: Refer to the product Sales Manual for more detailed information on hardware requirements.

Software requirements

CSM for AIX, V1.7 is supported on the following operating systems:

  • AIX Version 6.1 (6100-00)
  • AIX V5.3 with Technology Level 7 (5300-07)

CSM for Linux on POWER™, V1.7 is supported on the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0, or later update
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.0, or later update
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10

Note: Support on POWER6 systems require minimum Linux distribution levels of SLES 10 SP1®, RHEL 4.5, or RHEL 5.1.

The following is required to interact with the Hardware Management Console (HMC):

  • openCIMOM 0.8

Limitations: The IBM pSeries® High Performance Switch (HPS) is not supported with CSM 1.7.

Planning information

The CSM management server must be running the highest level of CSM in the cluster, and the supported operating systems must be running with all recommended maintenance packages. The other machines within the cluster are referred to as managed nodes and can be running any supported edition of CSM, AIX, or Linux.

Security, auditability, and control

CSM uses the security and auditability features of the operating system in which it is installed. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Software Services

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Ordering information

Charge metric

                 Part number or
Program name     PID number       Charge metric
CSM for AIX      5765-F67         Per processor —
                                   small, medium, large
CSM for Linux    5765-G16         Per processor —
                                   small, medium, large

Sub-capacity processor

A processor (commonly called a CPU or core) is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. For programs eligible for sub-capacity licensing, a Proof of Entitlement must be acquired for all activated processors available for use in each partition (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies) where the program runs. Refer to the International Passport Advantage® Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Terms or the program's license information to determine applicable sub-capacity terms.

Withdrawn programs and features

The CSM HA MS Optional Feature is being withdrawn. As of CSM V1.7, the HA MS function is shipped with the base product at no additional charge.

Effective February 15, 2008, the following HA MS billing features are withdrawn. You can no longer order these features after the effective date of withdrawal.

Program                                         Feature
number        Program/Feature name              number
5765-F67      CSM HA, AIX processor day         0017 0018
                                                0019 0020
                                                0021 0022
5765-F67      CSM AIX HA MS per processor       0011 0012
                                                0013 0014
                                                0015 0016
5765-G16      CSM HA Linux processor day        0017 0018
                                                0019 0020
                                                0021 0022
5765-G16      CSM Linux HA MS per processor     0005 0006
                                                0007 0008
                                                0009 0010

Program                                         Feature
number        Program/Feature name              number
5660-CSA      Maintenance n/c 1-yr regist       0804 0808 0812
5660-CSA      Maintenance 1-yr 24x7 support     0806 0810 0814
5661-CSA      1-yr SWM after-license            0092 0096 0100
5661-CSA      After-license 1-yr 24x7 support   0094 0098 0102
5662-CSA      Maintenance 3-year registration   0152 0156 0160
5662-CSA      Maintenance 3-year 24x7 support   0154 0158 0162
5664-CSA      3-yr SWM after-license            0013 0017 0021
5664-CSA      After-license 3-yr 24x7 support   0015 0019 0023
5660-CSL      Maintenance n/c 1-yr regist       0792 0796 0800
5660-CSL      Maintenance 1-yr 24x7 support     0794 0798 0802
5661-CSL      1-yr SWM after-license            0074 0078 0082
5661-CSL      After-license 1-yr 24x7 support   0076 0080 0084
5662-CSL      Maintenance 3-year registration   0128 0132 0136
5662-CSL      Maintenance 3-year 24x7 support   0130 0134 0138
5664-CSL      3-yr SWM after-license            0016 0020 0024
5664-CSL      After-license 3-yr 24x7 support   0018 0022 0026

System Program Order (SPO): An order for SPO 5692-A5L, 5692-A6P, or 5692-LOP is mandatory for shipments of program distribution. The individual licensed program orders are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.

Machine-readable materials are only available on CD-ROM. To receive shipment of machine-readable materials under the SPO (5692-A5L, 5692-A6P, or 5692-LOP), order the CD-ROM media listed below. Specify feature number 3410.

Billing for the media is generated under the SPO. To prevent additional billing expenses, place only one SPO order per machine.

The individual licensed program order (5765-F67 or 5765-G16) must still be ordered but will be for registration and billing purposes only and will not result in shipment of materials.

Program number   Program/Function name             number
5692-A5L         CSM for AIX, V1.7                  2202
5692-A6P         CSM for AIX, V1.7                  2202
5692-LOP         CSM for Linux, V1.7                0991

The following SPO features are being withdrawn effective February 15, 2008:

Program number   Program/Function name             number
5692-A5L         CSM HA MS for AIX                  1406
5692-LOP         CSM HA MS for Linux                1407

The following SPO features are being withdrawn effective November 6, 2007:

Program number   Program/Function name             number
5692-A5L         CSM for AIX, V1.6                  0987

CSM V1.7 replaces CSM V1.6. CSM 1.6 will no longer be marketed after November 6, 2007.

Under SPO 5692-A5L, feature number 3470 can be used to suppress hardcopy documentation. To order entitled hardcopy documentation only, order feature number 3430.
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Terms and conditions

The terms and conditions for Cluster Systems Management, as previously announced in Software Announcement 205-292 , dated November 8, 2005, are unchanged, except:

  • A separate license in no longer required for the HA MS optional feature

License Information: The program's License Information is available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions

To be eligible for sub-capacity pricing, the machine on which the eligible products are installed and running must be eligible for sub-capacity pricing terms and conditions. Software pricing, at less than full-machine capacity for eligible products, apply when running:

  • AIX 5L™ V5.1, or later, on an IBM eServer® pSeries 690 or equivalent partition-capable operating system and machine
  • OS/400® V5R1, or later, running on an IBM System i
  • Linux running in an LPAR under AIX 5L V5.1, OS/400 V5R1, or in a partition on an equivalent partition-capable operating system and server

Sub-capacity pricing for eligible products is based on the current program pricing methodology, but the number of processors will be determined based on the sum of processors for all partitions where the program is defined (used). To obtain pricing at less than full machine capacity for eligible products, you are required to:

  • Install and use, when available, IBM's license use management program, which installs with eligible IBM programs.
  • Install available updates to the operating system and eligible products such that license use can be accurately managed.
  • Determine if the use of sub-capacity pricing terms results in a reduced requirement for entitlements; you can reallocate the entitlement difference by distributing entitlements across a larger or different set of systems, or reserve them for future growth. There will be no refunds for these freed-up entitlements. Subscription, Software Maintenance and support volumes, and entitlements for existing contracts will continue at the same levels as the acquired licenses.

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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative.

To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
    Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             L3R 2Z1
 Reference:  YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

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POWER6, System p, POWER5, System p5, System i5, POWER4, System i, System Storage, POWER, AIX 5L, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
BladeCenter, AIX, SP1, pSeries, Passport Advantage, eServer, and OS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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